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post #16 of 48

I saw a very old posting. Do you still have this amp and are you still listening to it ?

I bought one (without volume control) and am using it with a Creek passive pre amp and Senn 600's. It sounds great to me but then again I listen through regular full sized speakers most of the time so have nothing much to compare it too, headphone rig wise.

I don't want to get rid of it or anything. Just wondered what other listeners thought that's all.

post #17 of 48

I still have mine,which I bought which also had no volume control when I bought it,I was able to get the faceplate & knob from Krell years back

& converted it over & added a dact volume pot.Replaced caps with Blackgate NXS,& panasonic caps.

 

Its a great amp I love mine.

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That is not cheap at all...  For the DIY inclined we have reverse engineered the KSA-5V and the PCB designs will be available for anyone to build.  smily_headphones1.gif

post #21 of 48

can i ask where to get the PCB of KSA5? 

i'm really interested in building one!

post #22 of 48
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

That is not cheap at all...  For the DIY inclined we have reverse engineered the KSA-5V and the PCB designs will be available for anyone to build.  smily_headphones1.gif

can i ask where to get the PCB of KSA5? 

i'm really interested in building one!

 

sry about last post

post #23 of 48
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can i ask where to get the PCB of KSA5? 

i'm really interested in building one!

 

sry about last post

 

The Krell KSA-5 must be a collector item. They were $1.5k new when they came out in the early 90's.

 

But $3.75k BIN? (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Krell-KSA-5-Headphone-Amplifier-/181139056407?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item2a2cbaa717)

post #24 of 48
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can i ask where to get the PCB of KSA5? 

i'm really interested in building one!

 

sry about last post

 

There are just 3 pcb's in existence and that's just for the prototype run.  Once they are verified to work as they should then we will release the Gerber files.  Here is how far I got before I ran out of parts:

 

 

Should have all the parts soon though. 

post #25 of 48
Any listening impressions on the clone? I'm thinking of doing a build. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

There are just 3 pcb's in existence and that's just for the prototype run.  Once they are verified to work as they should then we will release the Gerber files.  Here is how far I got before I ran out of parts:




Should have all the parts soon though. 
post #26 of 48
Nice. Does the dated design hold it's own compared to something like a B22?
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I think most would call it superior to the B22. 

post #28 of 48
Ok, game on. smily_headphones1.gif
1st step seems to get a board spun if none are lurking around....thoughts?

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I think most would call it superior to the B22. 
post #29 of 48

I would like updates on this amp as well.  I am excited to see how it turns out and maybe get my hands on one of those boards so I can build one myself.

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